Our site needs cookies

We need cookies to help you sign in, create a fundraising page and donate. If you want to fundraise or donate on our site, you will need to turn on cookies How to turn on cookies.

It looks like you are trying to access a charity account.

Please click here for the charity sign in page. If you are not trying to access a charity account, please contact us.

Profile

Matthew Ball

Running the London Marathon 2020

Sell your unwanted stuff with Ziffit and support Matthew's fundraising effort.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I’m sure a few of you may already know that for some time now I’ve been toying with the idea of one day running the London Marathon… Well my friends, that day is finally here![/p][p]Quite simply, there are two very poignant reasons why I am incredibly excited and honoured to have the privilege of taking part in 2020:[/p][p][b]1. The cause I am fundraising for - The Pepper Foundation[/b][/p][p]This small, local charity helps to fund Hospice at Home nursing care for children in Bucks and Herts. This care means that life-limited children can be looked after in their own homes, surrounded and comforted by the people they love. Pepper is dedicated to giving children with complex conditions the best possible life - no matter how short that life may be. I’ve been lucky enough to meet some of the families receiving this care and to say it is a lifeline would be a huge understatement. The charity deserves so much recognition and I will be running in the name of Pepper with pride.[/p][p][b]2. The man behind the inspiration - My Dad[/b][/p][p]Some of you may also know my dad, and maybe of his prolific marathon running days which were sadly cut short by a life-changing accident. As much as he keeps threatening to run it with me, I will be proudly taking the baton this time around and promoting him to head coach... and with a bit of luck (given my limited running history) it’s in the genes![/p][p]Below is a short video which I hope will give an idea of how important Pepper is to young lives (and a few of you may also spot a familiar wee face).[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/d2AX9RTD4Co?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p]Your donation will make a huge, direct impact to local children and families, so please give generously if you can.[/p][p]Please also feel free to share my page and spread the word.[/p][p]Thank you.[/p]

Share Matthew's story

Supporters

Mar 13, 2020

Kenneth

Good Luck Matthew.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 19, 2020

Julie Adshead

You will totally smash this Matt! Best wishes from everyone at Starkey

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 9, 2020

Rob and Geoff

Go for it Matt and try & enjoy it!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Feb 9, 2020

Anonymous

What an amazing thing to do. Good luck Jo & Carolyn

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 5, 2020

Jack

Smash it bro!!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 2, 2020

Lynn

Such a good cause. Wishing you all be the best on the day! Love Lynn & Nick

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jan 31, 2020

Anonymous

Smash it mate!

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jan 1, 2020

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Dec 20, 2019

Anonymous

Good luck!!! You’ll smash it! Fi and Matt

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Dec 19, 2019

Jenny C

Go for it Matt!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid